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New Dogtown Pale Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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New Dogtown Pale AleNew Dogtown Pale Ale

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89
very good

1,267 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,267
Reviews: 355
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 46
Gots: 81 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: thartman on 09-17-2008)
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Great drinking pale. Record Toronto heat, who cares - got my citrus hoppy satisfiying thirst quencher (follows with water bottle). Pours orange and is very lacey. Neutral aroma, but high marks in drinkability and taste. A little less carbonation is only tiny criticism.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2011 03:09:04 | More by Sammy
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear honey orange with a 2 inch off-white head that settles to a chunky and craggy foam. Thick chunks of lace and foam stick to the walls of the glass on the drink down. Smell is of very nice citrus and tropical fruit notes with some grapefruit juice aromas. Taste is very hopppy with citrus zest, unsweetened grapefruit and its juices, and a slight malt presence towards the finish. A mild hop bitterness lingers on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good APA with a very nice smell and another solid beer coming out of Lagunitas.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2011 01:20:29 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-31-2013 16:10:52 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

07-18-2013 13:10:53 | More by Thorpe429
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metter98

New York

4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer poured clear golden yellow in color with a two finger high white head. A light amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There are strong aromas of citrusy and grassy hops in the nose.
T: The taste has lots of hoppy flavors and notes of grapefruit, which particularly stand out in the finish, but there is only a mild amount of bitterness. Hints of caramel from the underlying malts are also evident in the initial taste.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate, very crisp and slightly sticky.
D: This beer is very refreshing and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2010 01:25:36 | More by metter98
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-29-2012 22:02:59 | More by nmann08
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a light amber color ale with a relatively large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of medium bitter notes with some light residual sugar. Taste is a mix between some dry malt notes with some bitter hops and subtle floral aromas notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Good but not as hop-centric as I was expecting knowing the brewer other offerings.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 19:29:26 | More by Phyl21ca
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

07-11-2013 23:27:06 | More by acurtis
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

12-05-2011 18:04:12 | More by kjkinsey
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle - $5.50 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out an ever so slightly hazed, copper-toned body with a smallish, white head and filled with steady streams of continued effervescence.

Smell: Pale malts accompanied by light scents of grainy bread and caramel set against fair, equating wafts of citrusy, earthy hops.

Taste: Again, slender pale malts with a taste of raw barley grain coated in sweet light caramel. Earthy, citrus hop combination with touches of lemon and pithy grapefruit. Medium-plus bitterness. The body thins out prior to reaching the expectedly dry, bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: This brand new Dogtown PA is nothing more than solid, simple, and adequately quaffable.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2010 21:14:49 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

07-09-2012 03:15:05 | More by Texasfan549
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

12-14-2013 03:21:58 | More by jaydoc
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

03-08-2013 00:50:18 | More by spycow
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.4/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: some lace. Hazy light golden color. Not much head retention

S: grassy and floral.

T: more grassy and floral taste. Very bitter. Some pine and hop notes as well.

M: moderate carbonation and medium body.

Overall: interesting beer but not going to get this one again.

Serving type: on-tap

09-21-2011 02:45:35 | More by kylehay2004
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oberon

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Always love getting my hands on some new Lagunitas stuff.Poured into a nonic a dull light to medium golend with a thinner but well retained white head.Great aromas the hop profile really stricks out,pine with citric notes mixed with a lightly sweet caramel/biscuit malt base.The flavors dont hit home as much as I ecpected,the caramel malt notes show thru upfront with the citric,piney hop notes finishing but its a little lighter than expected.Mouthfeel is a tad thin but the beer is quaffable.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2009 01:04:12 | More by oberon
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emerge077

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Into a pint glass, it pours a hazy saturated orange color. Solid head retention, foam sticks around the whole time and leaves neat concentric rings of drippy lacing down the sides.

Big floral, dried citrus peel, pale malt aroma. Wondering how old this is... Caramel malts, dense and chewy, some light weedy bitterness and citrus flavor also. Medium bodied, drinkable... easy to have a couple. This bottle seems a bit malt forward, though there's some residual hop character left. Will probably re-try down the road sometime.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2011 00:02:14 | More by emerge077
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zeff80

Missouri

4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a clear, bubbly, orange color with a bubbly, khaki-colored head of foam. It left thing trails of lace.

S - It hits you with a blast of pine aroma with touches of citrus. There was a nice caramel aroma, too.

T - It tasted of piney, citrusy hops with a burnt toast maltiness with a sweet caramel flavor.

M - It was crisp and very sharp. A medium-bodied ale.

D - This one is reminiscent of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. It is really one of the hoppiest and best ones around.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2009 00:55:04 | More by zeff80
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle. The "old", apparently stomach-decimating Dogtown was a decent pale ale, so let's see what the makeover brings us.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden amber hue, with a few fingers of thick, creamy, and puffy off-white head, which stands above the lip of the glass in its sturdiness, slowly melting away to leave a few minor rings of sudsy lace around the glass.

It smells of sweet, sweet (ok, and a wee bit tart) grapefruit - those monstrous Texan varieties - muddled tropical fruit, and a bakery-ready biscuity malt - very much like a slightly pulled-back version of Hop Stoopid, so, wickedly appealing. The taste is still zingy grapefruit, but more of a bitter sort than in the aroma, bready, somewhat crackery caramel malt, and further astringent piney, leafy hops.

The carbonation is moderate, just a peppy frothiness throughout, the body perhaps a little thin, but maybe I'm just expecting IPA malt heaviness, given the other characteristics of this beer - however, the overall effect is smooth. It finishes dry and hoppy, the fruit and pine essences following through with gusto.

Definitely in the luscious no-mans' land between an APA and a West Coast IPA. I found it went down very quickly, maybe because I was trying to determine which way it was leaning for each quaff, but mostly, it just tastes great. The only drawback, which I guess is locale-specific? 20 bucks for a sixer on this side of the 49th.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2009 06:20:54 | More by biboergosum
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largadeer

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

11-28-2013 04:31:26 | More by largadeer
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malts, fruity citrus and a good amount of hops.

T: The taste starts with sweet flavors of caramel and citrus. There's a decent hops presence that comes in next along with a hearty malt character that provide a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a nice sessionable beer with flavor and substance that make it worth drinking for a long time.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2010 03:11:27 | More by TheManiacalOne
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber with a thin creme head. Nose is pungent floral spiced hops. Citrus tones are on there as well. Flavor is bringing a higer aciditiy with salty citrus toned hop characteristics. Feel has a boisterous carbonation and a good liquid body. This is definitely an American Pale Ale. Higher acidity and higher IBUs than an English version.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2009 19:41:14 | More by RblWthACoz
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lagunitas New Dogtown Pale Ale.

"Back then the beer tasted like broccoli and kersene and the carbonation ate right through and drained your gut..." ...and so on, and so forth. Really? Good thing that's over!

Very clear, very golden. Lovely to look at, delightful to know. Slim head.

Aroma: Beautiful, floral, lightly citric, ...a touch of honey. Just right.

Taste: Nice, elegant bristling buzzing blast of hops right off the top, keeps zooming along the palate.
Full bodied, continual hop attack, easy drinking hoppy pale ale. Slightly sweet malt base, keeps up with the bitter hop profile that never quite quits. Bready malt meets apple and citrus fruit in the hops, excellent mix, classic pale ale style.

It's a good beer and you can drink it.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2010 00:46:38 | More by feloniousmonk
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2nd try at a review...here's to zero server crashes in the future!

Pours honey colored with a pinky of cream colored head. Above average head retention & average lacing

S: Herbal & leafy hops, citrus & a bit of raw booze

T: Grapefruit & leafy hops intertwined with some flinty dryness & some biscuitty malt. As this warms, grapefruit & leafy hops dominate along with some dryness & a touch of pineapple. Finishes with leafy & herbal hops, plus grapefruit & pineapple

MF: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, damn good balance

Drinks very easy, great sessionability, wish I was a bit more in love with the hop mix...

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2009 04:17:17 | More by russpowell
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear gold with several fingers of poofy eggshell white head. This peters down into a thinnish creamy dollop of foam, leaving behind some massive rings of sticky lacing. The aroma is fresh, floral, and nicely hopped with some silky notes of citrus, bread, and spice underneath.

The taste is also solid and quite flavorful with a nice dry hopped character that wraps itself around the tongue. This is extremely well balanced by a smooth backbone of caramel, grains, and tangy citric flavors. Nice dry lingering bitterness hangs in the mouth, getting you ready for the next sip. The mouthfeel is lighter medium bodied (quite impressivve considering the +6% ABV) with a fantastic creamy and slick feel. Very easygoing yet it's still got a bit of crispness to it to as well. Very well done.

Nice! Lots of American hop flavor and an extremely good drinkibility make this a winner of an APA in my book! I could session this easy.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2009 00:34:40 | More by Kegatron
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.63/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've been meaning to retry this beers "New" Dogtown version, I have to say I love Lagunitas and all things Petaluma, CA (Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals). Had a great time living in Cali when I was a youth, summer of 2001 and I turned 20 I was living in SoCal...this is the type of beer I fell in love with out there that got me this into beer. A perfect west coast pale ale, really pours a glowing orange copper hue with a bright white head forming thick and rising above the rim of my glass. Fine intricate lacing left behind as the head slowly dwindles down, this beer just showed up at my local I may have to clear them out. Look aroma wise it can't get better than this citrus peels with hints of orange, grapefruit, and apricot with even a touch of mild pineapple or something tropical. I know these guys use hop concentrate or hop oils but it's working this beer is so hoppy. Hoppier than their IPA think Hop Stoopid light, that's how they should market this, still a substantial amount of alcohol going on at 6.2% abv it's still effortless to drink besides dealing with a barrage of hop burps that it may induce. Flavor hits with a well rounded bitterness and biscuit pale malts with some herbal spiciness coming through again citrus peels and hops burn your nares with hop burps. Mouthfeel is coated with a slick layer of hop oils streaking across the palate, carbonation is moderate but carries the light to medium bodied pale ale so well. A true classic in my book, you just can't get these same flavors in anyother pale ale out there espcecially any pale in the 6.2 range, which could be a light IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2011 10:59:18 | More by WVbeergeek
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New Dogtown Pale Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
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